New Mexico Protects Garnishment of Stimulus Checks


On June 5, 2020, the New Mexico Supreme Court ordered that all garnishments in collection lawsuits against consumers were stayed until further notice because of COVID-19.  This Order protects stimulus checks from garnishment.  Garnishments related to child support or spousal support are not stayed.  A copy of the Order and the Press Release are available at the links below:

Order No. 20-8500-021 (Staying Writs of Garnishments and Executions in Consumer Debt Collection Cases)

News release-Supreme Court stays new consumer debt collection orders

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